Growing up Pancake Tuesday was a pretty significant day on the calendar, despite the fact that it marked the beginning of lent and that meant giving up sweets and putting any money you had in the Trócaire box. It also signalled that winter might be coming to an end (well it wasn’t as dark when you left school) … Continue reading The flip side – Chinese Courgette Pancakes
Yes you read correctly. I’m going vegan - for January. This will be very unexpected to anyone who knows me. I am a dedicated animal product lover. I spent 2012 stocking the wonderful Berties Butcher with the best meats and trying to convince Melbourne to eat more of it. I put butter generously on & in … Continue reading Help – I’m going vegan!
I've had to whisper this the last few weeks but (shhhhh) I'm not a rugby fan. I've felt distinctly unpatriotic avoiding the games with excuse after excuse. So, in a way to make up for it, I want to draw attention to some other boys in green, well sort of...chefs that are flying the flag … Continue reading Flying the flag for Irish Food #COYBIG
What is it about ice cream? We are head over heels about it in a way that is rarely paralleled with other foods. But it upsets me that it is merely seen a summer romance. It should be so much more! In a country like Ireland, famed for our excellent quality dairy produce worldwide, we … Continue reading The scoop on ice cream
Apparently there's ALOT of rain in Dublin right now. The rain is something I don't miss, but here are some things I do miss (as well as the family, friends and Guinness of course!) Juniors – my favourite neighbourhood joint Juniors Deli & Café, 2 Bath Avenue, Dublin 4 http://www.juniors.ie/deli-and-cafe.php OK so it was only my … Continue reading Dublin’s Fair City
Kerry the Kingdom A recent hen weekend in Killarney reminded me of why I LOVE Kerry. This is just a handful of the brilliant things we did. Miss Courtney’s Tea Rooms No. 8 College Street, Killarney http://www.misscourtneys.com/ Fast becoming a Killarney institution Miss Courtney’s Tea Rooms are cute, quirky and full of cake. Service was … Continue reading Kerry the Kingdom
Where? Pay as you please restaurant, Killarney, Co. Kerry When? Rainy July Hen weekend Pea & mint soup in a jar with crispy bacon. Yum. I had found the restaurant on Facebook and already had a hilarious conversation with one of the team, Rob, about him swimming in a river every summer with a mutual acquaintance. Add … Continue reading Pizza, prosecco & pay as you please